Walking through the streets of Luang Prabang, you are surrounded by history – from the centuries-old temples to the colonial French mansions. However, it's hard to know exactly when or why they were built, which is why a heritage walking tour is such an insightful experience, as your locally born guide reveals the city's hidden secrets.
Take a guided stroll over the hill from our resort to the neighboring Nauea village where your escort explains the wonderful murals on the village temple's walls - they tell folk stories and show Buddhist concepts – and introduces everyday life in northern Laos. Your visit includes rewarding interactions with the enthusiastic local students of the Rosewood Luang Prabang-sponsored hospitality and English school.
Luang Prabang is surrounded by villages where, over centuries, the locals have honed their weaving skills to produce wonderful textiles. Once used only for special ceremonies, they are now being given a global showcase by NGO Ock Pop Tok, which means “east meets west.”. Discover this ancient craft at a nearby village and try your hand at this incredible technique.
Explore the bountiful tastes of Luang Prabang's distinctive cuisine on this in-depth foodies tour of the area's varied street food and restaurants, which showcase the quirky and unusual flavors and ingredients that northern Lao is rightly famous for. Let our guide show you hidden eateries and secret stalls, and taste the fantastic cuisine that locals have been enjoying for centuries.
You see it as soon as your arriving plane dips beneath the clouds – the lush jungle-covered mountains that surround Luang Prabang in all directions. Tucked within these, about 30 kilometers south of town, is this magnificent three-tiered, 60-meter-high cascade, where you can plunge into the azure-colored waters. If you're feeling adventurous, you can hike up to the top of the falls.